Roger Farbey

AAJ Probie

About Me

I play guitar and violin. I'm also a music journalist and author specialising in contemporary/modern jazz. I wrote The Music of Ian Carr - A Critical Discography (2015) and its revised edition Elastic Dream - The Music of Ian Carr: A Critical Discography (2nd Ed, 2010). I also edit a website dedicated to the great British jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, teacher and author, Ian Carr ( ) co-leader of the poll-winning 1960s band the Rendell-Carr Quintet and founder and leader of the groundbreaking 1970s jazz rock group Nucleus.

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2016-05-11

I love jazz because it's what I think of as truly "progressive" music. Miles and Coltrane undoubtedly inspired the Prog Rock generation. I was first exposed to jazz at the Barry Jazz Summer School in Wales, UK, way back in 1974 - I took along my violin and had some improvisation lessons with the great guitarist Derek Bailey. I also witnessed some spectacular live post-class sessions there with tutors including Gordon Beck, Ron Mathewson and Tony Oxley. I now play guitar mostly. How to describe jazz in two words? "Miles Davis"

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